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Twitter Attack Target Calls Upon Russia To Help Find Hackers

The pro-Georgian blogger at the focal point of the distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which brought down the microblogging website Twitter, has urged Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to launch a probe into the matter and find out the hackers behind the controversial attacks.

The blogger, who is a 34-year-old economics professor at Georgia and known as “Cyxymu” among the web users, has penned an open letter to the Russian President, asking for holding an investigation into the hacking attack on his websites, which impinged damages to Twitter, Facebook as well as the popular blogging platform LiveJournal.

In his request to the President, the blogger, whose real name is Georgy, wrote; “Your special services are able to trace the persons involved in this case and organisers of this attack. And your court, the most humane court in the world, is able to find and punish them”.

Furthermore, he also notified that he last week’s DDoS attacks were not the first one that wrecked his accounts, as his account at LiveJournal was attacked back in October last year.

However, the Georgian blogger has overtly blamed Russian government for sponsoring the attacks that surfaced last week. Citing the same, he said in his interview to Guardian, “Maybe it was carried out by ordinary hackers but I'm certain the order came from the Russian government”.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.